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Paris has transformed into a dystopian nightmare ahead of Olympics

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

PARIS – Bonjour, world! Bienvenue to the Paris Olympic Games! Come for the propaganda, stay for the rampant authoritarianism!

The tone couldn’t have been better set. Paris blew €1.5 billion to “clean up” the Seine river — effectively an open-air sewer — promising Parisians a long-term legacy of open water swimming using ...Read more

Why Did God Save Trump, But Not Corey Comperatore?

From the Right / Victor Joecks /

Sometimes God's miracles raise hard questions.

Last weekend, former President Donald Trump came within milliseconds of being assassinated. Slow-motion video showed that moments before the bullet whizzed by him, Trump was looking to his right. At the perfect moment, he turned his head a bit more. That caused the bullet to hit his ear, not ...Read more

The Most Important 42 Miles in American Politics

From the Right / Salena Zito /

BUTLER, Pennsylvania -- The drive between Butler, Pennsylvania, and the Ohio village of East Palestine is less than 42 miles long. In between are the villages and boroughs of Lyndora, Connoquenessing and Evans City on the Pennsylvania side before you cross the state line directly into the village of East Palestine.

It is a stretch of ...Read more

A Great Convention -- With One Big Mistake

From the Right / Dennis Prager /

I have attended about a half-dozen national conventions, Republican and Democratic, and watched at least a dozen more. And I can say two things: 1) They have all generally bored me. 2) The 2024 Republican National Convention didn't. The RNC not only held my interest, it often moved me emotionally.

If you weren't moved to tears by the families...Read more

Cal Thomas: Biden’s withdrawal doesn’t mean Harris automatically succeeds him

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

What is amusing and simultaneously contributes to the cynicism some feel about politics is how many Democrats claimed until recently that President Biden was a different man in private than the mumbling, stumbling man everyone could hear and see in public. These include Vice President Kamala Harris, whom Biden apparently forgot to endorse in his...Read more

Where Does Joe Biden Rank Among America's Worst Presidents?

From the Right / Stephen Moore /

President Joe Biden's time in the White House is mercifully coming to an end. He's now officially a lame duck with six months to go.

Biden was a victim here of a corrupt Democratic machine (with a complicit media) that thought it could pull off a grand election-year deceit despite Biden's failing cognitive abilities. The establishment and a ...Read more

It's Too Late, Joe

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden's letter announcing that he is standing down from the general election documented all the reasons the incumbent had to go.

But it's too late, Joe.

Your legacy is lost.

Biden should have announced he was not running for reelection a year ago -- or, at the very least, before he blew the June 27 debate with ...Read more

Nobody, Not Even the Secret Service, Can Be This Dumb. Not Even DEI Hires!

From the Right / Wayne Allyn Root /

I've always known many government employees are dumb as a box of rocks. They couldn't last a week in the private sector. That's why they look for the safety of government jobs -- where you can be completely 100% incompetent for 20-plus years and keep your job.

Exhibit A is Kamala Harris. She is even dumber than her boss Joe Biden. But he has ...Read more

Trump Gets a Lifeline, Squanders It

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

MILWAUKEE -- Since a would-be assassin tried to kill former President Donald Trump during a campaign rally Saturday, his team has been telling the world that the brush with death -- which left Trump wearing a white bandage on his ear -- had changed him.

And I believed it, until Trump addressed the Republican National Convention on Thursday ...Read more

The Chosen One

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

I think it was 2019 when I first interacted with Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio). I had just finished my judicial clerkship and begun my career in media. J.D., just a few years older than me, was already a bestselling author and a tech venture capitalist. We were both interested in some of the energetic and ascendant elements of the Trump-era Right, ...Read more

Why Would Any Legit Dem Presidential Prospect Jump Into This Mess?

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

The Left's efforts to push a fragile Joe Biden out of the presidential race are probably hitting an apex around now, as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer reportedly showed up at the old man's house to "forcefully" ask him to pack it up. Many Democrats are now looking around for political saviors. I'm not sure it's going to be that easy.

Why ...Read more

Never Confuse Incompetence for Malice

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

A man can sleep better at night thinking evil men in charge have a plan than realizing incompetent idiots with no plan are in charge. Many Americans have resorted to conspiracy theories because they will not process that idiots are in charge in a confluence of random events who make matters worse through their gross incompetence.

During COVID...Read more

Are Trump Scandals Just Endless Hours of Noise?

From the Right / Tim Graham /

On July 15, the opening day of the Republican convention, federal judge Aileen Cannon dismissed special counsel Jack Smith's indictments of former President Donald Trump for misuse of classified documents. Legal arguments aside, it cast a shadow over all the breathless media hype that came before it.

Year after year, partisan "legacy media" ...Read more

Echoes of History in This Year's Campaign

From the Right / Michael Barone /

For those of a certain age, or with more than a woke education, the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump brings back echoes of history.

Not exactly the history of the abysmal political year of 1968, which saw the murders of Martin Luther King Jr., 39, and Robert F. Kennedy, 42, riots in major cities across the nation -- ...Read more

Taking Rights Seriously

"If all mankind minus one were of one opinion,

and only one person were of the contrary opinion,

Mankind would be no more justified

In silencing that one person,

Than he, if he had the power,

Would be justified in silencing mankind."

-- John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

The world is filled with self-evident truths -- truisms -- that ...Read more

The United States Wins When Power Follows Ballots, Not Bullets

We are tested in times of adversity and danger, not when running victory laps.

Former President Donald Trump, currently de facto Republican candidate for the 2024 presidential election, is no exception.

On Saturday, a miracle saved Mr. Trump's life from a 20-year-old would-be assassin's bullet that hit his upper right ear. Mr. Trump remained...Read more

How to Pay for Trump's Tax Cuts

While the GOP may not speak as loudly about our fiscal situation as it once did, this week's Republican convention offers a good chance to do so -- and to offer something positive. The situation is indeed dire. The national debt has reached staggering levels, and the next president will inherit a ticking time bomb of fiscal deadlines that ...Read more

It Really Isn't About Biden vs. Trump

From the Right / Laura Hollis /

Over the past eight-plus years, political analysts of all stripes have tended to give Trump the wrong sort of credit for the support he enjoys with voters. Leftists, in particular, marvel at former President Donald Trump's seeming ability to create positions with which so many Americans agree.

They are spectacularly wrong.

Trump has not ...Read more

What Trump Should Have Said Thursday Night

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

When Donald Trump takes the stage Thursday night and accepts for the third time the Republican Party’s nomination for president, he faces an opportunity and a temptation.

The temptation is to launch a full-bore attack on Democrats, President Biden, the left and the media. The opportunity is to use the sympathy he has garnered since last ...Read more

An Armed 20-year-old Got Within Range of Trump. How Did That Happen?

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

MILWAUKEE -- Tuesday was "Make America Safe Once Again" night at the Republican National Convention -- some 72 hours after Donald Trump was shot in the ear by a would-be assassin as the former president spoke at a rally in Pennsylvania.

Corey Comperatore, a 50-year-old volunteer firefighter from Pennsylvania, died protecting his family. ...Read more